Kate Siber

Contributing Writer, Via

a hiker in Jacob Hamblin Arch in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument's Coyote Gulch, picture

Experience Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Enormous, magnificent, and free of crowds, Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument is all yours.
Mountain retreats in Whistler, British Columbia, blanketed in snow.

Best Mountain Towns for Winter

These four mountain towns deliver the best of winter.
woman sitting on ground sketching at White Sand Dunes National  Monument, New Mexico, picture

In Praise of Solo Travel

Hitting the road on your own can mean freedom, spontaneity, and overcoming the occasional doubt.
Union Station exterior at night in Denver

The Growth of Denver and What to See and Do Now

The Mile High City has created a new frontier for artists, chefs, and other innovators.
Canyon de Chelly Spider Rock in Arizona, picture

Fall Trip to Canyon de Chelly, Arizona

A verdant valley, deep in the Arizona desert, sustains an ancient way of life.
Stars above Natural Bridges National Monument at night, picture

The Best Stargazing Spots in the West

From the California desert to the Arizona high-country, these are eight places to see the stars.